At least three people have sustained gunshot wounds in Bimbilla in the North East Region following clashes between a section of Damba celebrants in the community and some security personnel.
A joint police-military force invaded the community and allegedly attacked the celebrants while they were performing the Damba rites.
The personnel reportedly prevented the Nakpa Naa family from celebrating the festival at his palace.
This prompted the Nakpaa family to start burning tyres as part of a confrontation between the family and the security which eventually led to the shooting.
Bimbilla is currently contending with a long-standing chieftaincy dispute which was put before the National House of Chiefs for arbitration.
The government followed the Dagbon “road map to peace” strategy and got the Awomefia of Anlo, Togbe Sri, has agreed to lead mediation efforts.
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